Articles by Nikhila Gudipati

Nikhila Gudipati is an Architect and Urban Design Practitioner at Compartment S4, Bengaluru. She holds an architecture degree from CEPT University, Ahmedabad and was an exchange scholar at Technical University of Munich.

The Cauvery River is located 100 kilometres away from Bengaluru, 350 metres lower than the city’s elevation. The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has to spend approximately Rs. 3 crores per day as electricity charges to pump the water over such long distances. The city’s dependence on Cauvery as its primary water source prompted us to analyse this issue at the recently held 'Bengaluru Water Datajam', held by Since the extraction of water from the Cauvery is recent (just 50 years ago), how did Bengaluru operate its water needs before the onset of rapid urbanisation? Since, we…

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